At Blue Talon Bistro, a poster of a red rooster on its walls is a common sight. Dedicated to French cuisine and manners, this little bistro is themed accordingly. A bistro is a casual and laid back affair and Blue Talon tries to achieve just that with its French countryside-inspired decor. This bistro serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and also brunch on weekends. Coffees and decadent pastries are a special feature. The restaurant also has a fully stocked bar supported by a competent staff.
Food for Thought draws a link between the hunger for knowledge, and the need for nourishment. It aims to pay tribute to great people from the past and tries to replicate this philosophy by serving innovative food which has been carefully prepared. Much of the menu are classics, including Grandma's Meatloaf and Fork Tender Pot Roast and they have extended their menu to include more international flavors and original vegetarian cuisine. Take a look at the menu online, there are videos of some of the dishes being served. So take a break to expand both your stomach and your mind at Food for Thought.
With a romantically lit interior and warm colors, Giuseppe's Italian Cafe brings modern Italian to Williamsburg. A local favorite, the meals feature dishes from all parts of Italy. Specialties include 9-inch pizzas with a wide variety of toppings: try it with feta cheese, red onion, bacon and fresh spinach. With a variety of pasta dishes including a host of vegetarian options, there is sure to be a taste for even the most discerning of palates.
Located at Village Square shopping plaza, Kero Sushi serves authentic Japanese delicacies in town. Menu features popular Japanese staples like Tofu Vegetable, Volcano Roll and Mango Shrimp Roll, among other toothsome preparations. The chic interiors and courteous waitstaff contribute to a memorable dining experience at Kero. Wash down those hearty portions with an exciting choice of libations including sake, fine wines and beers.
At Maurizio's, it really is all in the family. Originally established by Italian-born Maurizio Fiorello, the restaurant is now run by three generations of Fiorellos, a fact that makes this restaurant truly special. Of course, what generally draws people to Maurizio's is the food - perfectly prepared Italian dishes with a Sicilian flair. The restaurant takes pride in making its own pasta, and does not use any frozen or canned ingredients. Guests can choose from a variety of authentic dishes prepared with ingredients like veal or seafood, along with Maurizio's famous red sauce.
Sal's by Victor may have a slightly confusing name, but the dishes they serve up are straightforward and delicious. The restaurant, which was established by Salvatore (Sal) and is now operated by Vittorio Minichiello (Victor), serves both Northern and Southern Italian specialties. In particular, patrons rave about the house Cavatoni alla Capri and the New York-style pizza, both of which chef Victor serves up with zest and pizzazz. The restaurant also has a curated list of Italian wines and offers both delivery and take-out.
As might be expected, Berret's Taphouse Grill has many beers on tap, including eight local microbrews. Their extended drinks list includes many other domestic and international beers and wines. For the peckish, there is a reasonably extensive menu with a focus on seafood and local produce. The Taphouse Grill is open from late spring to early fall - call for details.
Open late every night, Paul's Deli Restaurant is a child-friendly deli by day and a hip college bar by night. Whether you are choosing a sub, pizza, a sandwich, or just a drink, there is a wide variety of each to choose from. Besides the regular menu, the restaurant serves daily lunch and dinner specials too. With a number of televisions showing sports, the restaurant is also a great place to watch the big game. Or if it is late, drink your cares away with specialty shooters or wines. Paul's also caters for groups and parties.
This popular establishment's mission is to evoke the fun, rowdy and nostalgic idea of a traditional 18th century tavern. Famous for its Gambols, uproarious games and songs that were forms of entertainment in old taverns and pubs, Josiah Chowning's Tavern is a popular joint for the young and old alike. Visitors are often encouraged by the friendly staff members to join the festivities and if you decide to participate, you certainly won't regret the decision. The atmosphere is antiquated yet comfortable; perfect for an engaging, fun night out.
Eat like the original residents of Colonial Williamsburg at Shield's Tavern. The menu consists of throwback favorites such as "Bubble and Squeak" which consists of cabbage and potatoes, Buttermilk Fried Oysters, and Buffalo Meatloaf. Add a "rasher" of Salty Ham to your Welsh Rarebit or go for the desserts and try Whipped Chocolate Pudding or Warm Apple Pie with Gloucester Cheese. To ensure a more authentic experience it is asked that all cell phones be turned off. Open seasonally, call for details.
Right near the visitor's center in Williamsburg, Huzzah is a great place to stop for some comfort food. Choose from a variety of iron skillet specialties, hamburgers, pizzas, or salads. There is also a selection of delicious desserts and a children's menu for the little ones. The service is friendly and accommodating, so sit down and relax after a long day of touring.